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WOW, is all I can say. Totally lives up to the hype. We were in Kagoshima and took a long train ride and walked for 20 minutes (overall 2 hours travel, each way) to get buried in the sand for 10 minutes. TOTALLY WORTH IT....More
It is difference experience for black sand bath onsen. It is cover with black sand when you laid down. The heart from the ground will come in. However, somebody may feel hot or warm for 20 mins. It depends on the location of you so...More
We bought tickets from the hotel we stayed and just walked about 3 minutes to the suna mushi onsen. You have to get changed and lock your personal stuff in the locker provided. You will be allocated to the position where you lie down and...More
This is the only lava hot sand bath onsen in the world, and it is worth a visit if you are in the area. Ibusuki is an enjoyable hour-long drive from the city of Kagoshima; you will know you are there when you see steam...More
Coming all the way to Kagoshima, how can we not having a sand bath. The drive from the city to Ibusuki is a bit long all because the speed limit is set vatery low, at 40 or 50 km per hour all the way...!!! Otherwise...More
A hot sand bath is said to be 3-4 times more beneficial than soaking in a hot spring and I fully agree! The moment that the sand was piled onto my body, my heart started pounding due to the weight and heat. The heat was...More
we drove from kagoshima.... it seems slightly commercialised for the tourists, but its not a major turn off.
paid for the entrance (comes with the sand burial and onsen). the wayfinding signages can get quite confusing....
do bring along your own towels (1 small for...More